Russia attacks a Ukrainian evacuation boat, killing three people.
According to the regional governor, three people were murdered when Russia targeted a boat bringing refugees from a flooded area in Kherson.
Since the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam, Ukraine has been attempting to rescue those trapped on Russia’s eastern side of the Dnipro River.
According to Oleksandr Prokudin, Russian troops shelled the evacuation boat and killed a 74-year-old man.
Mr Produkin stated that the man was attempting to save a woman from shooting.
Two more officers were injured.
On Tuesday, the Nova Kakhovka dam burst, producing a massive torrent of water that immediately flooded broad amounts of land on both banks of the Dnipro river.
Ukraine has blamed Russia for “blowing up” the dam, which is located in a Russian-controlled part of the country. Russia has refuted this, accusing Ukraine of being to blame for the destruction.
The BBC has not confirmed either report, but it is plausible that Russian forces in control of the dam decided to blow it up to hinder Ukraine’s ongoing counteroffensive.
What we know so far about the Ukraine dam incident
The eastern bank of the Dnipro River has been one of the hardest hit by flooding, with hundreds of residents pleading for help on the Telegram app.
Ukraine’s military says it is coordinating rescues from the eastern bank, but “fearless volunteers” are carrying out some of the evacuations.
Viktor, one of those involved in the rescue mission, told the BBC that he came under Russian fire while attempting to go, and that Russian soldiers were “waiting for volunteers or soldiers to arrive so they can shoot them.”
The BBC was unable to independently confirm these statements.